Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University is a private, coeducational university located in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1921 and named after Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The university offers more than 30 undergraduate, 10 graduate and over 3 doctoral degree programs. RMU's campus is spread across an area of 230 acres. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • School of Adult & Continuing Education
  • School of Business
  • School of Communications & Information Systems
  • School of Education & Social Sciences
  • School of Engineering, Mathematics & Science
  • School of Nursing and Health Sciences

RMU's sports teams are nicknamed the Colonials and compete in the NCAA Division I's Northeast Conference.

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Contacting Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township , PA 15108-1189
General Phone: (412) 762-0097

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Robert Morris University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management604business management, non-profit management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, MIS, actuarial science, ...
Education and Teaching261curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, business teaching
Computer Science and Engineering153information science, systems analyst, computer security, computer services management, software engineering
Liberal Arts95English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, economics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine62registered nursing, clinical nurse specialist
Media54communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy37sports and fitness management
Design32design and visual communication
Engineering20manufacturing engineering, various engineering courses, engineering management
Hospitality17hospitality management
Mathematics11applied mathematics
Therapy and Counseling10psychology
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental science
Medical Administration6health care administration, health services administration
Medical Support and Technology0nuclear medical tech

Number of programs and degrees for Robert Morris University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree83532
Award of less than 1 academic year105
Doctor's degree - professional practice153
Master's degree40316
Postbaccalaureate certificate1062
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01

Robert Morris University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Robert Morris University had a total enrollment of 5,055 students (4,378 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 59%
Women 41%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 8%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 23%
20-21 24%
22-24 17%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%
New York2%
New Jersey1%
West Virginia1%

Robert Morris University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 50 %

Robert Morris University Room and Board (2007)

Robert Morris University offers campus housing for 1,323 of its 4,378 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Robert Morris University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450540
SAT Math460570
SAT Writing440520
ACT Verbal1823
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT11%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Robert Morris University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,740
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,740
Room and board $ 9,880
Room charge $ 4,940
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,940
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,600

Financial Aid:
Robert Morris University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 335900)

Robert Morris University Faculty

Robert Morris University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4045
Non-tenured and not on tenure track24

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$117,4473$108,267
Associate professorcalendar year8$98,0355$112,359
Assistant professorcalendar year3$75,6911*
All faculty totalcalendar year21$104,0879$108,566

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$95,3076$95,255
Associate professoracademic year28$78,41713$69,116
Assistant professoracademic year38$70,85834$71,295
Instructoracademic year0*1*
Lectureracademic year2*4$28,200
All faculty totalacademic year89$78,11858$69,722

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Robert Morris University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northeast Conference
Basketball Northeast Conference
Track Northeast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports7297169

Robert Morris University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Systems Security
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Manufacturing Engineering

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Applied Mathematics

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Top 16%Robert Morris University Male % of student body
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 16%Robert Morris University % students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 18%Robert Morris University Dorm rooms per full-time student

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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